Top 10 In-demand Tech Jobs of 2021

Top 10 In-demand Tech Jobs of 2021

What are the in-demand Tech Jobs of 2021?

We are living in a time of flux, with job lost to automation wherein other jobs require specific skills and qualification. With the New Year rolling in, data-focused and security-related positions are some in-demand tech jobs of 2021.

Here are top 10 highest paying and in-demand tech jobs of 2021 listed below:

Security Professional

Data, information, systems, network, and cloud security professionals are in demand as businesses increasingly rely on data for day-to-day business operations. These IT professionals make sure that enterprise IT initiatives remain safe from potential threats inside and outside the firm. They're also tasked with keeping on top of industry compliance regulations and future security trends and ensuring the business's software, hardware, and networks remain secure.

Desired Skills

• Capability to communicate and implement security policies and procedures

• Compatible handling security systems and documenting failures and other incidents

• Managing security audits, threats, and vulnerabilities

• Knowledge of compliance laws and regulations of the industry

Salary Package

US$100,000 to $134,000

Product Manager

A product manager helps to determine parameters around the product and engineering team builds, leading the development of that product from conception to launch. The individual is responsible for delivering an operating plan that can achieve strategic and tactical goals and objectives, developing a product portfolio, managing and implementing marketing activities, and contributing to the product strategy and its vision

Desired Skills

• Strong understanding of the concept of Product Lifestyle Management (PLM)

• Strong analytical skills

• Knowledge of product management tools such as PivotalTracker and JIRA

• Exceptional time management skills

Salary Package

Over $100,000

DevOps Engineer

A DevOps engineer looks after the development team taking part in the deployment and network operations, or the operations team working on application development. A DevOps engineer is responsible for designing and maintaining a deployment infrastructure, integrating cloud services so that processes can be automated, or shell scripting in PHP/Python and Ruby.

Desired Skills

• In-depth understanding in deployment and network operations

• Coding and scripting

• Familiarity with DevOps and tools like Git and Jenkins

• Knowledge in Linux or UNIX system administration

Salary Package

$95,000 to $140,000

Cloud Architect

A cloud architect oversees the company's cloud computing strategy and is responsible for deploying, managing, and supporting cloud applications. The individual usually has a strong understanding of various operating systems in networking, programming, and security skills. Businesses should look for people who have a strong knowledge of cloud services like Amazon Web Services (AWS), and experience in ITSM, I&O, automation, and vendor management.

Desired Skills

• Experience with scaling cloud applications

• Partnership and communication skills

• Understanding of cost, performance, and architecture of cloud system

• Knowledge of state-of-the-art cloud technologies and architectural principles

Salary Package

$121,000 to $202,250

Programmer Analyst

Programmer analysts are responsible for designing, coding, and testing new programs and delivering detailed documentation of the process using flowcharts and diagrams. These IT professionals are tasked with designing programs based on clients' requirements and determining how much it will cost to build while working closely with project managers. A programmer analyst also handles debugging and troubleshooting information systems and application programs.

Desired Skills

• Bachelor's degree in CS, IT, or related field

• Experience in programming

• Knowledge in programming languages like Java, C, C++, and Java Script

• Communication and interpersonal skills

Salary Package

$88,750 to $154,500

Blockchain Engineer

A blockchain engineer specialises in developing and implementing architecture and solutions leveraging blockchain technology. From a birds-eye view, a blockchain engineer should have solid programming skills and a thorough understanding of the technologies behind R3, Ripple and Bitcoin and consensus strategies and the security protocol stacks, crypto libraries and functions.

Desired Skills

• Understanding of digital technologies

• Well-aware of security protocol stacks and crypto libraries

Salary Package

Over $150,000

AI Architect

An artificial intelligence (AI) architect oversees, develops, and manages AI initiatives within an organisation. These professionals should have in-deep knowledge of mathematics and statistics.

Desired Skills

• Solid programming skills in Python, R and Torch

• Understanding of TensorFlow and similar techonologies

• Strong understanding of AI, machine learning, neural network, and deep learning

Salary Package

Over $110,000

System Analyst

A system analyst designs techniques to help resolve business problems by analysing IT systems in the organisation. This professional is responsible for investigating issues and fixing them efficiently and cost-effectively. System analysts need to examine programs and databases to ensure they're working efficiently. They also need to run security audits and create and maintain documentation on systems in the company.

Desired Skills

• Bachelor's degree in CS, IT, IS or engineering

• Data analysis and programming skills

• Analytical and problem-solving skills

• Experience in business and technical analysis

Salary Package

$81,250 to $136,750

Mobile App Developer

Developing mobile apps require extensive knowledge of the various mobile platforms available and how to develop apps that will work on iOS, Android, Windows, and other operating systems. Mobile app developers generally have experience in programming, UX design, troubleshooting and debugging programs.

Desired Skills

• Bachelor's degree in CS or relevant field

• Basic understanding in app development

• Analytical and problem-solving skills

• Knowledge of Android, iOS, Objective C, HTML, XML, JavaScript

Salary Package

$112,750 to $189,750

Network Administrator

A network administrator is responsible for handling LAN/WAN protocol, software, and hardware. This position involves a long time in troubleshooting and network administrators generally need to attend calls in case of an emergency or failure.

Desired Skills

• Troubleshooting and communication skills

• Analytic and diagnostic skills

• Professional certifications

• Willingness to be on calls continually

Salary Package

$78,500 to $133,500

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